Pete’s Photoblog


Windows on the World

Circular Quay, Sydney. Leica M6 TTL with 90/2 ‘cron on Ilford HP5 Plus @ 1600 in Microphen.

I was invited to submit some photos to the local Festival of the Arts exhibition this year and scored another highly commended for this one which I found surprising. In a sea of photoshopped ‘illustrations’ it’s good to see an old school film shot nearly get up, and street photography to boot! Then again, maybe they thought it was photoshopped because of the nasty vignette (not as pronounced in the original)!


I was told the judges took their time deliberating because of the slight angle I shot it at. Others would spend three minutes to ‘correct’ it in photoshop but that’s not how I captured it and besides, Aperture already does too much!

Of course, a photoshopped shot I did submit barely rated a second glance. All the HDR’s won. It’s a funny old world!

  1. Sue said —

    Love the lines and the light!


    Pete replied —

    It’s heaps better blown up, Betty, umm, Sue! You can see all the little things like ipods, phones and rivets. It’s hanging on the wall for the next time you bring a bottle of whiskey over anyway!


  2. Ash said —

    Great shot Pete. Highly commended? You was robbed!


    Pete replied —

    Cheers mate, it doesn’t matter, I only do it for me!

    You ready for the Unaugural Rally? I was gunna say don’t forget the long johns but there’s no need to tell a mountain man that!


  3. Ash said —

    I’m a dirty piker! Apart from anything else the Mrs and I have to help out in the inlaws restaurant. Provided we don’t all die from the global financial crisis or swine flu there’s always next year.


  4. Ren Bostelaar said —

    I can’t tell you how I stumbled upon this image, but I really need to tell you that it’s pretty damn fantastic.


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